95 minutes so a good length, but I still had to watch it at 1.5x ffwd. The story of two childhood friends, one black, one white. Black guy has three days left on probation (convicted of a horrific assault on a hipster, his white friend got off, inexplicably), when he witnesses a white cop shoot a black guy in the back. Issues of race and the gentrification of Oakland, but it wasn't very good, a muddled message at best. Clearly the black guy playing the part is educated, probably a sweet middle class kid who grew up in a nice suburb. I wasn't thrilled. Lots of unnecessary swearing too. Dude, do you have to use so many cuss words? Again the rotten tomatoes ranking leads me astray. Red rating, avoid.
Richard Brody gets it right: “… the movie’s substantial observations are dispersed in theatrics … the conflicts are schematic, the characters are thinly sketched….“